Patents by Inventor John Ulmen

John Ulmen has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200283086
    Abstract: An electric-powered personal transport vehicle with a board to support a weight of a user and one or more wheels driven by one or more electric motors is discussed. The electric motors are powered by one or more batteries. A throttle has a thumb wheel speed controller on a handlebar. The thumb wheel speed controller has a horizontal manipulation between accelerate, neutral, and brake input positions such that pressing the thumbwheel speed controller in a vertical direction will not result in an unintentional acceleration or braking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: John Ulmen, Sean Michael Flanigan, Mark Frykman, Levi Jacob Price, Oliver Riihiluoma, Barrett Heyneman, Jason Bluhm, Mike McHugh, Jeff Russakow, Jukka Rautiainen, Noriko Morimoto, Julian Farnam
  • Publication number: 20200148063
    Abstract: A method for a light electric vehicle that supports a weight of a user that includes the steps of supplying a support surface to support the weight of a user; supplying a motor controller containing a processor to control operation of an electric motor mounted i) on the support surface, or ii) proximal to the support surface, where the motor controller and its processor are electrically connected to the rechargeable electric battery, where the electric motor is electrically connected to the motor controller and the rechargeable electric battery, as well as connected to a drive mechanism to drive one or more wheels; and supplying a mode selector to set a first riding-experience mode for the light electric vehicle, wherein the first riding-experience mode has a first acceleration maximum and a second riding experience mode has a second acceleration maximum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Sanjay Dastoor, John Ulmen, Salomon Trujillo, Matthew Tran
  • Publication number: 20190366194
    Abstract: A personal conveyance including a flexible substrate, a wheel and an electric motor mounted to a first wheel assembly, the wheel rotatably supported by the first wheel assembly and the electric motor configured to drive the wheel, wherein the first wheel assembly is mounted to the flexible substrate, a battery mounted to the flexible substrate and configured to power the electric motor, and a processor configured to control operation of the electric motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: John Ulmen, Sanjay Dastoor
  • Patent number: 10486051
    Abstract: A backpack is disclosed for a personal transport vehicle including, in some embodiments, a back piece including a molded front panel, a securing device, a padded back panel, and a shoulder strap system. The molded front panel includes at least two ridges configured for placement of at least a portion of a body of the personal transport vehicle between the ridges. The securing device, which is attached to a first ridge of the ridges, is configured to cross over the molded front panel to a second ridge of the ridges to secure the body of the personal transport vehicle between the ridges when present. The padded back panel is configured to rest against a backpack wearer's back. The shoulder strap system includes a pair of shoulder straps extending from a top portion of the back piece, across the back panel, and to a medial portion of the back panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Boosted, Inc.
    Inventors: Levi Jacob Price, Jukka Rautiainen, John Ulmen
  • Publication number: 20190321711
    Abstract: A personal transport system is provided including, in an embodiment, an electrically powered vehicle, a companion remote control, and a companion mobile phone application. The vehicle includes an operator-supporting deck, one or more deck-mounted trucks, one or more axle-mounted wheels on each of the one or more trucks, one or more batteries, and a deck lighting system. The one or more batteries power a motor configured to drive the wheels by way of a pulley system, at least one battery of which is disposed under a battery enclosure. The battery enclosure has a first light indicator system, and the companion remote control has a second light indicator system, each of which is configured for communicating with the operator. The deck lighting system includes a light strip of light-emitting diodes disposed in a groove of the deck configured to change state to communicate with the operator or others sharing a road.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Jukka Rautiainen, Levi Jacob Price, Oliver Riihiluoma, Asa Weiss, Angus Peart, Barrett Heyneman, Shelby Noonan, Chris Rieger, John Ulmen
  • Patent number: 10398962
    Abstract: A personal transport system is provided including, in an embodiment, an electrically powered vehicle, a companion remote control, and a companion mobile phone application. The vehicle includes an operator-supporting deck, one or more deck-mounted trucks, one or more axle-mounted wheels on each of the one or more trucks, one or more batteries, and a deck lighting system. The one or more batteries power a motor configured to drive the wheels by way of a pulley system, at least one battery of which is disposed under a battery enclosure. The battery enclosure has a first light indicator system, and the companion remote control has a second light indicator system, each of which is configured for communicating with the operator. The deck lighting system includes a light strip of light-emitting diodes disposed in a groove of the deck configured to change state to communicate with the operator or others sharing a road.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Boosted, Inc.
    Inventors: Jukka Rautiainen, Levi Jacob Price, Oliver Riihiluoma, Asa Weiss, Angus Peart, Barrett Heyneman, Shelby Noonan, Chris Rieger, John Ulmen
  • Publication number: 20190090616
    Abstract: A backpack is disclosed for a personal transport vehicle including, in some embodiments, a back piece including a molded front panel, a securing device, a padded back panel, and a shoulder strap system. The molded front panel includes at least two ridges configured for placement of at least a portion of a body of the personal transport vehicle between the ridges. The securing device, which is attached to a first ridge of the ridges, is configured to cross over the molded front panel to a second ridge of the ridges to secure the body of the personal transport vehicle between the ridges when present. The padded back panel is configured to rest against a backpack wearer's back. The shoulder strap system includes a pair of shoulder straps extending from a top portion of the back piece, across the back panel, and to a medial portion of the back panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Levi Jacob Price, Jukka Rautiainen, John Ulmen
  • Publication number: 20190091553
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are discussed for an electric powered personal transportation vehicle with electric motors powered by one or more batteries. A set of universal battery mounting hole locations and a reserved space for one or more battery housings exist on a board for the personal transportation vehicle. The reserved space on the board for the one or more battery housings that house one or more battery packs is set to not interfere with an operation of the motors or the wheels. A first battery pack containing the one or more batteries differs in at least one of i) a different amp-hour capacity, ii) a different length, width, or height, and iii) a different shape than another battery pack designed to be physically contained in the one or more battery housings and electrically connect with corresponding electrical connections in the one or more battery housings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Jukka Rautiainen, Mark Frykman, Asa Weiss, Mike McHugh, John Ulmen
  • Publication number: 20190091552
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are discussed for an electric powered personal transportation vehicle with electric motors powered by one or more batteries. A battery pack storage enclosure i) contains a set of pocket cores. The first battery pack storage enclosure has a rigid internal structure that has a set of pocket cores that hold the battery cells in place and ii) contains a metal mid-plate that functionally transfers thermal heat rapidly through a metal mass of the metal mid-plate to smooth out spikes of local temperatures when an initial battery cell overheats and fails in order to minimize the heat from the initial battery cell failure from propagating and causing a neighboring battery cell to also fail from the heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Bluhm, Mark Frykman, Barrett Heyneman, John Ulmen
  • Publication number: 20190091554
    Abstract: A personal transport system is provided including, in an embodiment, an electrically powered vehicle, a companion remote control, and a companion mobile phone application. The vehicle includes an operator-supporting deck, one or more deck-mounted trucks, one or more axle-mounted wheels on each of the one or more trucks, one or more batteries, and a deck lighting system. The one or more batteries power a motor configured to drive the wheels by way of a pulley system, at least one battery of which is disposed under a battery enclosure. The battery enclosure has a first light indicator system, and the companion remote control has a second light indicator system, each of which is configured for communicating with the operator. The deck lighting system includes a light strip of light-emitting diodes disposed in a groove of the deck configured to change state to communicate with the operator or others sharing a road.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Jukka Rautiainen, Levi Jacob Price, Oliver Riihiluoma, Asa Weiss, Angus Peart, Barrett Heyneman, Shelby Noonan, Chris Rieger, John Ulmen
  • Publication number: 20190091551
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are discussed for an electric-powered personal transportation vehicle with a composite board to support a weight of a user, one or more wheels driven by one or more electric motors, where the electric motors are powered by one or more batteries. The composite board includes a heterogeneous mix of individual components making up the composite board. The composite board includes i) a spine of the composite board made of a hardwood material connected to ii) sides of the composite board made of a vibration-dampening, high-density, foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Jukka Rautiainen, Mark Frykman, John Ulmen, Asa Weiss
  • Publication number: 20170259697
    Abstract: A method for dynamic control of an electric vehicle operable based on a throttle value received from a throttle and a default throttle map correlating default output values with throttle values, the method including: determining a user parameter; detecting a condition indicative of perturbation; in response to detecting the condition indicative of perturbation, determining a replacement output value for a first throttle value based on the user parameter; and controlling vehicle operation to meet the replacement output value in response to receipt of the first throttle value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Sanjay Dastoor, John Ulmen, Salomon Trujillo, Matthew Tran
  • Publication number: 20170252638
    Abstract: A personal conveyance including a flexible substrate, a wheel and an electric motor mounted to a first wheel assembly, the wheel rotatably supported by the first wheel assembly and the electric motor configured to drive the wheel, wherein the first wheel assembly is mounted to the flexible substrate, a battery mounted to the flexible substrate and configured to power the electric motor, and a processor configured to control operation of the electric motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: John Ulmen, Sanjay Dastoor
  • Publication number: 20160303997
    Abstract: A method for dynamic control of an electric vehicle operable based on a throttle value received from a throttle and a default throttle map correlating default output values with throttle values, the method including: determining a user parameter; detecting a condition indicative of perturbation; in response to detecting the condition indicative of perturbation, determining a replacement output value for a first throttle value based on the user parameter; and controlling vehicle operation to meet the replacement output value in response to receipt of the first throttle value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Sanjay Dastoor, John Ulmen, Salomon Trujillo, Matthew Tran
  • Patent number: 9399406
    Abstract: A method for dynamic control of an electric vehicle operable based on a throttle value received from a throttle and a default throttle map correlating default output values with throttle values, the method including: determining a user parameter; detecting a condition indicative of perturbation; in response to detecting the condition indicative of perturbation, determining a replacement output value for a first throttle value based on the user parameter; and controlling vehicle operation to meet the replacement output value in response to receipt of the first throttle value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Boosted, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjay Dastoor, John Ulmen, Salomon Trujillo, Matthew Tran
  • Publication number: 20160121756
    Abstract: A method for dynamic control of an electric vehicle operable based on a throttle value received from a throttle and a default throttle map correlating default output values with throttle values, the method including: determining a user parameter; detecting a condition indicative of perturbation; in response to detecting the condition indicative of perturbation, determining a replacement output value for a first throttle value based on the user parameter; and controlling vehicle operation to meet the replacement output value in response to receipt of the first throttle value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Sanjay Dastoor, John Ulmen, Salomon Trujillo, Matthew Tran
  • Patent number: 9266445
    Abstract: A method for dynamic control of an electric vehicle operable based on a throttle value received from a throttle and a default throttle map correlating default output values with throttle values, the method including: determining a user parameter; detecting a condition indicative of perturbation; in response to detecting the condition indicative of perturbation, determining a replacement output value for a first throttle value based on the user parameter; and controlling vehicle operation to meet the replacement output value in response to receipt of the first throttle value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Boosted Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjay Dastoor, John Ulmen, Salomon Trujillo, Matthew Tran
  • Publication number: 20140277888
    Abstract: A method for dynamic control of an electric vehicle operable based on a throttle value received from a throttle and a default throttle map correlating default output values with throttle values, the method including: determining a user parameter; detecting a condition indicative of perturbation; in response to detecting the condition indicative of perturbation, determining a replacement output value for a first throttle value based on the user parameter; and controlling vehicle operation to meet the replacement output value in response to receipt of the first throttle value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Boosted, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjay Dastoor, John Ulmen, Salomon Trujillo, Matthew Tran
  • Patent number: D886220
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Neutron Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jukka Rautianen, John Ulmen